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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' June 24-27

Welcome to the Weekend Report, where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend - the things you definitely don't want to miss. Now that things are slowly but surely opening up in our region, we figured it's a good time to start this weekly feature up again! We're guaranteed to miss some events, so definitely email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Thursday, June 24

Pride at Kirkland Urban. Celebrate Pride with a free, family-friendly Pride Parade (starting at 4 p.m.), performances, stilt walkers and a live DJ.

  • 3:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Kirkland Urban

Friday to Sunday, June 25-27

Coeur Case Wine Release Party. Milbrandt Vineyards and Coeur Cause Wines have launched a bottling of Coeur Cause Sparkling Riesling for Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, with 10% of sales going toward the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Washington State. They're rolling out the purple carpet at their tasting room for this event featuring pairings, raffles, prizes and a complimentary bouquet of purple flowers for caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer's or other dementia.

  • Noon to 6 p.m. each day
  • Reservations required at OpenTable
  • Milbrandt Vineyards Tasting Room

Saturday, June 26

2021 Ballard Edible Garden Tour. Sustainable Ballard presents this 12th annual self-guided walking/biking tour of Ballard that includes 18 gardens to explore within walking distance of each other.

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $15 donation; free for children 10 and younger and members. Register online.
  • Start Point: Gilman Playfield (look for the green tent)

TAKING B[L]ACK PRIDE. Hosted by Queer the Land, Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network and Alphabet Alliance of Color, this event features food, live performances, dancing, art healing/open speak spaces and a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

  • 1 p.m. to dusk
  • Price: "All are free to attend however this is a Black and Brown queer trans-centered, prioritized, valued, event. White allies and accomplices are welcome to attend but will be charged a $10 to $50 reparations fee that will be used to keep this event free of cost for Black and Brown Trans and Queer Community."
  • Jimi Hendrix Park

Saturday to Sunday, June 26-27

Seattle Pride. This annual two-day LGBTQIA+ Pride event is virtual this year but will still feature speakers, music, performances, activities and activism like usual — all tying into the theme of "Resilience." Just to give you a taste — a burlesque performance from Miss Violet DeVille, a quiz show hosted by Betty Wetter, GenPride's "A Story of LGBTQ Resilience: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" and so much more.